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April 14, 2009 - 4:36am

I’m one of those people who insists on doing her own taxes. I like to see exactly where my money is going, and usually, it’s not going where I want it to. So instead of going out to a local dive bar for a burger and fries to ease the stress, I’m going to tighten my belt and make these delicious recipes for cheap eats. Take the Stuffed Pork Sandwich, for example. At 353 calories it still has that ooey goey melted cheese that I crave without all the calories, plus at $3 a serving it’s better for my bank account. Feel like going to the local cantina for dinner? Save some money by preparing some inexpensive Mexican food at home...

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April 13, 2009 - 4:36am

There’s nothing more fun than dyeing Easter eggs and hiding them. But once the kids find them, what are you to do with 20 hard-boiled eggs? My co-worker Carolyn hates to waste food so she suggested these recipes for hard-boiled eggs as well as other yummy egg recipes. Why throw those brightly colored, yet perfectly good eggs away when they could be turned into lunch or even dinner? Not me.
Here are a few recipes that can use hard-boiled Easter eggs:

EatingWell Deviled Eggs: Deviled eggs are a perennial potluck favorite. Our recipe replaces some of the egg yolks with nonfat cottage cheese—keeping the filling velvety and rich while reducing some of the fat. No one will know the difference...

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April 10, 2009 - 4:36am

I love sugar. Not a lot of sugar, just a little. But the small scoop in my coffee every morning or the crunchy caramelized layer atop crème brulee is essential. My future sister-in-law, Amy, however, is my polar opposite: she sweetens her coffee with maple syrup and makes desserts using agave nectar. I had never bothered to try agave, but a few months ago I noticed that Amy wasn’t the only one trading white sugar for agave nectar. Agave nectar is popping up in the ingredient lists for chocolate, granola, energy bars and soda! (In 2008, 29 new products with agave hit supermarket shelves.) With agave nectar gaining popularity, I wanted to know: is it...

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April 9, 2009 - 4:36am

I adore cake…a little too much. If it’s in my house, I can’t resist it, even for breakfast.

A few years ago I had a piece of coconut-and-pineapple cake at my grandpa’s 80th birthday party in Midland, Texas. It started a little obsession for me. I decided I wanted to track down that cake recipe, to have at my wedding. Unfortunately the baker was uncooperative. So I decided the next best thing was to enlist my sister Katie, who works here at EatingWell, to come up with a recipe for Pineapple-Coconut Layer Cake. And even though the final cake would certainly be healthier than the original, I wanted to make sure that it was still rich and delicious. It needed to have layers filled with a sweet pineapple curd and covered in frosting. Katie ended up working through endless...

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April 8, 2009 - 4:36am

First it was tainted peanut butter. Now, we’re hearing that some pistachios may not be safe. On March 30, 2009, the FDA reported that pistachios from Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc., may be contaminated with Salmonella, a bacteria that can cause serious (sometimes fatal) infections in young children, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems.

At the time of the FDA release, there wasn’t proof that tainted pistachios had made anyone sick; still, as a safety precaution, Setton recalled about a million pistachio products. The FDA told consumers to avoid eating pistachios and products containing them unless they could verify that the nuts did not come from Setton. (A searchable list of affected products is available on the FDA’s website...

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